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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2009 04:14:54 AM »

this is AWESOME...
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2009 09:57:48 AM »

Very pretty!! 

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I baked the pearls into the clay, except for three of them which weren't embedded deep enough and had to be re-glued after baking.

If you want, next time you could use a dot of liquid polymer clay under each pearl or line of pearls so they'll stay on quite well after baking.
Glad these didn't change color when heated... a few types of fake pearls will.

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2009 10:57:44 AM »

Thanks everyone for all of the amazing compliments!  Grin

Diane - I know I COULD have used TLS but I was lazy, and there were lots and lots of pearls...haha  Wink   I have baked these particular ones before, so I knew they wouldn't change color. I've had faux pearls do that on me before though!
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2009 03:01:52 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous, but I must ask - it is useful? Or is it the sort of pretty book that sits on a table for everyone to admire?
(Edit: sorry if that sounded rude, I didn't mean it like that!)
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009 03:19:51 PM »

That is such a great idea!  I love your interpretation of the tree theme  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2009 06:09:36 PM »

thats so pretty
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2009 07:07:46 PM »

I just finished an analysis of the play Antigone yesterday!  That being said, I absolutely love your idea of using polymer clay on journals, and your accomplishment is breathtaking! 
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2009 10:40:35 PM »

This is absolutely gorgeous, but I must ask - it is useful? Or is it the sort of pretty book that sits on a table for everyone to admire?
(Edit: sorry if that sounded rude, I didn't mean it like that!)

No worries, I know exactly what you mean. It could be useful...it works and all lol. It would depend on whether or not the user had inhibitions about the "prettiness" of it. Personally, I could probably never write in it because I would end up making mistakes, having to rip out pages, etc... However, there are a lot of people who journal who don't care about the mistakes they make because a journal is supposed to be a place to keep your innermost thoughts. So in that sense, the aesthetic quality would be meant especially for the person who used it, because someone who journals doesn't want it left out on a table for everyone to admire - they want a special place to keep their private thoughts.

I would like a way to incorporate this sort of thing into a more useful creation, though, if anyone has any ideas. Maybe a photo album/wedding keepsake, as someone mentioned earlier? It would take a lot of clay, but it might be worth it...
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2009 04:41:03 AM »

Very Beautiful!
I was thinking as soon as I saw it, guest book for a wedding, but if it is that tiny, what about a book for guests to write their thoughts and best wishes for the new couple in?
They are so beautiful people will find a use for them for practically anything!
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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2009 07:53:36 AM »

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I would like a way to incorporate this sort of thing into a more useful creation, though,

How about the "covering" the top of a box lid of any kind (wood, cardboard, metal, etc.), or the side of a container of any kind (glass, metal, ceramic, papier mache, etc, even a plant pot--could be made curved too if nec.), xmas ornament, clock face (with added hands/works), decorative tile on a mini easel or actually in the wall, mounted on a wood base/etc then hung on the wall, small versions as pendants, etc, etc.?  Could be loads of things!

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